Normally I would wait until I have more material before I post such a journal.
BUT, I am making some changed to my 'My Little Pony: Beyond Life and Death' canon.
changed that I feel should be addressed NOW, before somebody thinks I made an error when I write it.
FIRST. due to some confusion on
part based on a brief conversation we had.
I would like to announce that Alex Cosmos Sr. will NOT
become an Alicorn in my fanon AT ALL
I have decided that it's enough that his son (Alex Jr.) is a born alicorn, and leave it at that.
I find it means a whole lot more for Alex Cosmos to be a hero to so many, and remain a common Earth Pony.
sort of using Peter Parker/Spider-Man logic, here. that somebody considered Average..can be AMAZING, anyway.
So, I am not changing who Alex is (besides, he's a Ghost. Danny Phantom
-like. I think that's enough.)
SECONDLY, New information has come to light on what a "Pony Heaven" might be called.
I recently read in a fanfiction on FIMFiction.net, that while the Equestrian "Hell" is called Tartarus.
the Equine version of Heaven may in fact be called "Elysium"
I've went ahead, and did some research. and, found that (like Tartarus) Elysium is a real place in greek mythology.
according to the original greek myth, Elysium (also called the Elysian Fields
) is a separate realm from Tartarus.
a place reserved for the Righteous, Heroic and "Chosen by the Gods")
Disney's Hercules later portrayed the Elysian Fields as the ultimate vacation resort/retirement home for deceased heroes.
it was right in clear view of Hades..and, he was frustrated that he was forbidden from going there
(demonstrated by Hades lobbing a fireball at the fields..which was protected by an invisible barrier)
Finding Elysium a much better sounding name than just "Paradise", I am renaming it as such.
in contrast, I also want to give the Ghost World featured in my story a similar sounding name
(as "Ghost Zone" or "The Spirit World" just doesn't have the same ring as Elysium or Tartarus.)
as the only greek word for "Ghost" is actually "Umbra" (the latin word for "Shade) I had to be creative.
as "Umbra" sound too much like the name "Sombra" (which in retrospect, is kind of ironic, given King Sombra's status as a deceased villain.)
looking into outside material, I have decided upon "Phaetos"
which is taken from the planet Anur Phaetos
, the homeworld of ghostly alien race called Ectonurites
and, it's dark lord Zs'Skayr
from the series Ben 10
Amother noteworthy piece of information is my decision to give Mane-Iac (a primary antagonist) a civilian identity.
after searching through much fanart, I have decided on the name "Tresemmé"
which according to some experts, is derived from the French word "très-aimé", which means "Well Loved"
all things considered, this WOULD explain why Mane-Iac is so flipping crazy
(on a side note, many believe that Tresemmé sounds like a type of hair conditioner/shampoo..which ALSO makes sense.)
Hope you all found this information quite "Informative." -MetroXLR99